Introduction to Rhetoric
An historic view of rhetorical theory from the ancients (Plato, Aristotle, Quintillian) to the modern (Burke, Weaver, Toulmin). The primary application of the theory are to contemporary speakers & the nature of American political rhetoric. Questions addressed range from ?What is rhetoric?? to ?What made the Declaration of Independence persuasive?? to ?Why (& How) does the government lie to us??
- Old Course Number: E59.1790